THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2023 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT
Presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, and comics as performed by the writers and artists, with slide projections.
Followed by a book signing.
Grayson Bear (Pokey)
Alex Krokus (Loudest and Smartest)
Amy Kurzweil (Artificial: A Love Story)
Mattie Lubchansky (Boys Weekend)
Kimberly Wang (Of Thunder & Lightning)
Julia Wertz (Impossible People)
Hosted by R. Sikoryak.
At The City Reliquary: 370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023
Pre-Sale: $10 Day-Of: $12 Ticket link: https://withfriends.co/event/16707589/carousel_comics_performances_and_pictures_shows
Grayson Bear is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist from a smelly fishing town on the Oregon Coast. Now they make comics in New York and their life is just like Sex and the City. They’re currently working on their first graphic novel, Superfun, to be released with Fantagraphics whenever they finally finish it. Their latest book is Business Insider, published by Frog Farm. Instagram: @grayson_bear
Alex Krokus is Loud & Smart and a big, fat collection of his comics was published by Silver Sprocket in late 2022. His first graphic novel will be released with Chronicle Books in 2025. Instagram: @alexkrokus
Amy Kurzweil is a New Yorker cartoonist and the author of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir and Artificial: A Love Story. She was a 2021 Berlin Prize Fellow, a 2019 Shearing Fellow, and has received fellowships from MacDowell, Djerassi, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Reuben Award and an Ignatz Award for “Technofeelia,” her four part series with The Believer Magazine. Her writing, comics, and cartoons have also been published in The Verge, The New York Times Book Review, Longreads, Literary Hub, WIRED and many other places. Learn more at amykurzweil.com. Instagram: @amykurzweil
Mattie Lubchansky is a cartoonist and illustrator living in beautiful Queens, New York. They are the Associate Editor and contributor to the Eisner- and Ignatz-winning publication The Nib. They are a Herblock prize finalist, author of The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook (Silver Sprocket), and a co-editor and contributor to the anthology Flash Forward (Abrams). Their debut full-length graphic novel Boys Weekend is out now from Pantheon. Instagram: @mattielubchansky
Kimberly Wang is a queer Chinese-American illustrator and cartoonist based in New York. They love genre mish-mashes, the saccharine, the edgy, and the surreal. They are the creator of the sci-fi graphic novel Of Thunder and Lightning, published in 2023 with Silver Sprocket. Instagram: @kmbrlei
Julia Wertz is a professional cartoonist, amateur historian, and part-time urban explorer. Her books include The Fart Party, Museum of Mistakes, Drinking at the Movies, The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, and Tenements, Towers, & Trash: An Unconventional, Illustrated History of New York City. She does monthly comics and doodles for The New Yorker and The New York Times. Her most recent work is Impossible People. Instagram: @juliajwertz